One of the reasons I came across this side of the world was to witness my daughter graduating from the Victory Police Academy in Melbourne.
SO, today I left Wellington at 6am and with the help of my favourite airline – Air New Zealand – I glided across the ditch and arrived in Melbourne just in time to meet my eldest son who flew in from Canada and now we are esconced in my daughters house.
Delightfully my eldest son who is a Warden Service dog handler for Parks Canada( – in North America he would be called a federal peace officer.) He will be wearing his full dress uniform and will award my youngest child Sophie her badge in her full dress uniform and might all cry.
For the record: the term “peace officer” is used to describe anyone who has statutory law enforcement powers. The term police officer is used to describe a peace officer who works for a police agency. That being said, a police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, or constable are all peace officers.
While we waited for my daughter to finish school for my son and I wandered the streets of Kensington, Melbourne.
The little cottages are very sweet.
My daughters dog is called Tia. She is a very energetic and sweet rescue who does not trust men one tiny bit. But loves the couch.
Look at this cute little cottage.
Things are ok back on the farm but it is still very cold. The extreme cold is just not breaking out there. Hopefully soon.
Tomorrow is the graduation.